[c-nsp] BGP memory on a 6500

David Sinn dsinn at dsinn.com
Tue Oct 3 15:29:36 EDT 2006

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I'll add in that having the utilization measurable by SNMP, instead  
of just command-line, would make it a bit easier to allow people to  
instrument when they want to start feeling uncomfortable.  :)


On Oct 3, 2006, at 8:09 AM, Rodney Dunn wrote:

> I'll pass that on as I agree with you.
> Rodney
> On Tue, Oct 03, 2006 at 07:34:59AM -0400, Robert E. Seastrom wrote:
>> Rodney Dunn <rodunn at cisco.com> writes:
>>> We are putting in a warning that will go to the syslog when the
>>> hw reaches 95% capacity to give a earlier warning.
>>> What we've found is most people just miss/ignore the warning when
>>> the problem happens because they didn't realize at the time  
>>> reachability
>>> to those destinations could be totally broken. But then a lot of  
>>> times
>>> the prefixes are covered under a less specific if the same  
>>> forwarding
>>> next hop so on the surface everything "just works".
>> This is kind of a scary failure mode.  Perhaps something more
>> noticeable than just a syslog entry (something that's printed out
>> after the banner motd for instance) might be good.
>>                                         ---Rob

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